These seminars are open to Oxford research students and Faculty members working in international law as well as to visiting scholars. The seminars offer an opportunity for members of the Oxford PIL research community to present their work - at various stages - to fellow students and academics in a friendly and informal atmosphere.

Held on Wednesday mornings in term time, from 09.30 to 10.30 in the Wharton Room in All Souls College. Each week a researcher makes a brief presentation on the subject of his or her research and the topic is then opened for discussion. This is one of the liveliest and most searching forums for discussion of international law in the University, and is an excellent way of keeping up to date in the subject and of honing analytical skills.

Trinity Term 2016

Daniel Franchini (MPhil, St Cross College) - Non recognition of State immunity as a reaction to a prior wrongful act
Nikiforos Panagis (MPhil, St Hilda's College) - Review of domestic court decisions interpreting and applying international law by the ECtHR
Lauren Nishimura (St Edmund Hall) - Climate change adaptation: Identifying, allocating, and fulfilling state duties
Ewan Smith (Lecturer in Law, Trinity College) - Facts of State in the United Kingdom and the United States
Cathryn Costello (Professor of International Human Rights and Refugee Law, and a fellow of St Antony's College) - Refugees as migrants: refugee mobility, recognition and rights
Miles Jackson (Departmental Lecturer in Law and Lecturer at St Peter’s College) - Virtuous Accomplices: Complicity and Necessity in the Law of State Responsibility
Arden Rowell (Professor and University Scholar, University of Illinois & Josephine van Zeben, Fellow, Worcester College) - Status quo bias in international law
Thomas Romailler (MSt, Mansfield College) - Communitarian Obligations in International Law
Sotirios-Ioannis Lekkas (St Anne's College) - Dual obligations in international law

Hilary Term 2016

Camilla Barker (St Cross College) - Assessing affected State capacity in disaster situations
Merel Alstein, Oxford University Press - How to get published
Ryan Manton (Magdalen College) - Necessity and state responsibility in International Law
Daniel Kaasik (St Cross College) - International Dispute Settlement and non-bilateral obligations

Michaelmas Term 2015

Kate Mitchell (Magdalen College) - The 'Right to Regulate' and the tyranny of phrases in international investment law
Callum Musto ((MPhil, Queen's College) - States' Prescriptive jurisdiction and the 'police powers' doctrine
Matt Windsor (Junior Research Fellow, Hertford College) - Cosigliere or conscience? The role of the government legal adviser in international law
Patricia Kwast (Lincoln College) - Wrongful non-cooperation in international law
Ceren Zeynep Pirim (Academic visitor) - State succession to international responsibility
Joanna Harrington (Oxford Institute for Ethics) - UN Security Council working methods

2014 - 2015

Callum Musto - Reserved regulatory powers in investment dispute settlement
Yulia Ioffe - Fragmented regime for protection of unaccompanied asylum seeking children in international law
Greg Messenger - The development of law and the problem of time
Ryan Manton - Essential security interests, investment treaties and the allocation of interpretive power
Catherine Briddick -  Migrant women and protection from violence in Europe: rock, hard place or the Istanbul Convention?
Martin Dawidowicz - Third-Party countermeasures: The Sanction that dare not speak its name?
Kate Mitchell - ‘Right to Regulate’ and the 'Fair and Equitable Treatment’ standard
Michail Risvas - Non-discrimination in International Economic Law: the concept of equality and the role of the adjudicator
Kamille Adair Morgan - Necessity and proportionality in the law on self-defence against Non-State Actors
Thomas Lieflaender -  Selected questions on necessity and proportionality: insufficiency, discounting, and abstraction
Daniel Kaasik - Invoking compromissory clauses in the common Iiterest and obligations erga omnes parties
Zach Vermeer - The alleged prohibition on military assistance to governments in civil wars       
Ruth María Abril Stoffels - R2P challenges to contemporary international law